Completed in 1985, Ballade Op. 17 was commissioned by Dr. Eric Reiss who gave the premiere performance in Miami, Florida that same year. One of Schultz’s earliest original solo works for the concert pianist, the writing is colorful, dramatic, passionate, and always pianistic. Duration: 5 minutes / 7 page score.
Ballade Op. 17 is also available as a Download & Print edition (digital): SMP518D
See also Tina Faigen’s recording of this work on the ACA Digital CD – Visions of Dunbar.
Check out Connor Doran’s performance of Ballade: